Penetrating neck trauma

Vance E. Shearer, Randall S Friese

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Penetrating neck trauma has the potential to challenge the skills of even the most experienced trauma care provider. The airway, breathing, circulation, and disability of the Advanced Trauma Life Supportw (ATLSw) (1) primary survey are all simultaneously at risk. For example, one study of penetrating laryngotracheal injuries, 50% of which were gunshot wounds, reported multiple injuries to major structures in 81% of the patients (2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages447-467
Number of pages21
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052442
ISBN (Print)9780824729196
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Shearer, V. E., & Friese, R. S. (2007). Penetrating neck trauma. In Trauma: Emergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management (Vol. 1, pp. 447-467). CRC Press.